Wendy Williams grew up in the Wayside area of Ocean Township, New Jersey and now resides in Northern New Jersey. She's married to Kevin Hunter who she has a son with, born in 2000. As for age, Williams will only say she was born somewhere between 1960 and 1965. Williams earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
She moved over to WPLJ 95.5 FM doing the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot. Next, Wendy was lured over to WRKS 98.7 KISS-FM to do 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Williams continued to move to more prominent air shifts. From 1995 to 1998 she worked at WQHT-FM, Hot 97, New York before moving in 1998 to WUSL-FM, Power 99 in Philadelphia.
In 2001 she returned to New York to work for her current employer, WBLS-FM. 2003 Superadio launches the nationally syndicated radio show "The Wendy Williams Experience"
Wendy Williams is often called a "shock jock diva", a "radio
gossip guru" and even the "Queen of Radio".
Is the Bitch Dead, Or What?: The Ritz Harper Chronicles Book 2
by Wendy Williams, Karen Hunter
DJ Ritz Harper used every trick in the book to become a media darling in
Drama Is Her Middle Name, shock-jock Wendy Williams's expos' of a life she
knows better than anyone. Playing a clever trick of her own, Williams left her
heroine on the brink of death at the end of the novel. Now the second
installment of the chronicles reveals what Williams's readers are dying to know:
Is the Bitch Dead, or What?
Drama Is Her Middle Name
by Wendy Williams, Karen Hunter
Ritz is a suburban girl on the outside, but inside she's a hustler's hustler
who's masterfully maneuvered her way into the spotlight after ruining the career
of a well-respected newswoman (and former college friend). Ritz's "exclusive"
rockets her to the top of the ratings and she's rewarded with her very own show.
Like a talking Venus-flytrap, she verbally seduces her on-air guests, only to
have them for lunch as she spews gossip about their lives.
The Queen of Urban Airwaves and VH1 host, Wendy Williams, dishes up juicy revelations and insider stories without batting a false eyelash.
Wendy Williams has been a top-rated radio personality for nearly a decade. She has interviewed the music industry's biggest stars'Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah'with a bold style that delivers the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Wendy Williams Experience now takes us behind the scenes and features many never- before-heard interviews and anecdotes, including:
Always in the know and usually controversial, Wendy Williams gives readers an all- access pass to the industry's hottest topics.
Wendy's Got the Heat
Known as a "shock jock diva" and "a radio gossip guru," Wendy Williams has had a following in the nation's number one media market, New York City, and across the nation from the time she became a top-rated radio personality and "It Girl" in the mid-1990s. Whether she's doing color commentary for the VH1 Fashion Awards or giving advice on her daily drive-time show on New York's WBLS, her fans know that Wendy's Got the Heat.
She's the kind of media personality that artists love -- because she builds them up -- and fear -- because she can bring them down. She's interviewed many of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, and many more -- and is known for her ability to disarm and get them to reveal their secrets. Known also as the "biggest mouth in New York," she is candid as well in discussing her own drama-filled life -- including her public struggles to recover from drug addiction, her miscarriages, being forced out of her job, and rehired to a top spot in radio.
Her story begins in a conservative middle-class black family in predominately white Ocean Township, New Jersey, far from the glitz and grit of urban and hip-hop culture. Her family sent her to college more with the intention of seeing her become a respected journalist, wife, and mom than launch a successful career in one of the most male-dominated and competitive media industries of all. Now, it's Wendy's turn to talk about herself; a chance to laugh, cry, and reflect on the woman she was to becoming the woman she is now, the "Queen of Urban Radio."
the Heat, Vol. 1
Audio CD (June 28, 2005)
1. Wendy Williams Intro - Wendy Williams